Religion in the Top 12 Best - and Worst Countries to Live in the World


  • Where would you like to live?
  • What is the ideal life?
  • Does belief/religion play a central role in answering these questions?

CNN's World's Top 12 Places to Live according to London Based Legatum Index

I added religious information on each country and tried to fit them in one chart. The methodology is very very very crude. This would not pass academic standards by any means. I collated the data on December 21, 2015. Half a day's work of gathering data which is very jumbled and heavily biased (wikipedia).

I strongly suggest that you do your own research. Don't be lazy. Research, verify and form your own opinion.


With that said, the crude data gives a general overview that's replete with incomplete information. 

The tricky part of trying to put "belief" in statistics is highly cumbersome. Some cultures prefer not to discuss religion publicly. Some places, especially in war torn areas have unreliable data sources. Wikipedia alone is unreliable but for the purposes of this blog post, sufficiently descriptive.

During these testy moments, I think there is value in attempting to condense the data and see why the world, as presented through the lens of mass media is beginning to look as such.

Religion is not the only factor or explanation. However, how people live their lives and to what end they do is an important qualitative factor.

Religion in the Top 12 Best (and some of the Worst) Countries to Live in the World


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